Top 32 Gnarliest Names in Professional Surfing

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There's a whole new crew of surfers from all corners of the earth competing on the ASP World Qualifying Series. Surfers from Japan, all over Europe, Tahiti, Indonesia and every little country in between. And while they absolutely rip, their names are just a tad bit tough to pronounce, especially for us Americans who are more familiar with names like John Doe and Bill Smith than Wiggolly Dantes. So, just for kicks, forget everything you know about some of the most basic-to-pronounce names in pro surfing. Forget Kelly Slater or Jordy Smith or even Mick Fanning. And think about this: What if the ASP Top 32 was determined by the craziness of a surfer's name? Goodbye Kai Otton. See ya CJ Hobgood. Hasta manana Taj Burrow! And say hello to these shredders….

(Can you guess the country these surfers are from?)

1. Putra Hermawan
2. Aritz Aranburu
3. Wiggolly Dantes
4. Italo Ferreira
5. Maxime Huscenot
6. Beyrick De Vries
7. Gonzalo Zubbizarreta
8. Ramzi Boukhiam
9. Hizonome Bettero
10. Deivid Silva
11. Mitea Hiquily
12. Jihad Khodr
13. Ryota Matsushita
14. Imanol Yeregi
15. Dimitri Ouvre
16. Yujiro Tsuji
17. Mihimana Braye
18. Vehiatua Prunier
19. Jatyr Berasaluce
20. Heremoana Luciani
21. Alcides Neto
22. Teppei Tajima
23. Yage Araujo
24. Gaspard Larsenneur
25. Ygor Arakaki
26. Piso Alcala
27. Haruyoshi Shibutani
28. Vasco Ribiero
29. Gatien Delahaye
30. Nahuel Amalfitano
31. Ariihoe Tefaafana
32. Aurelio Prieto

Honorable mentions to all the surfers from Japan!!

Image: ASP World Junior Champs Vasco Ribiero and Mahina Maeda


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There's a whole new crew of surfers from all corners of the earth competing on the ASP World Qualifying Series. Surfers from Japan, all over Europe, Tahiti, Indonesia and every little country in between. And while they absolutely rip, their names are just a tad bit tough to pronounce, especially for us Americans who are more familiar with names like John Doe and Bill Smith than Wiggolly Dantes. So, just for kicks, forget everything you know about some of the most basic-to-pronounce names in pro surfing. Forget Kelly Slater or Jordy Smith or even Mick Fanning. And think about this: What if the ASP Top 32 was determined by the craziness of a surfer's name? Goodbye Kai Otton. See ya CJ Hobgood. Hasta manana Taj Burrow! And say hello to these shredders….

(Can you guess the country these surfers are from?)

1. Putra Hermawan
2. Aritz Aranburu
3. Wiggolly Dantes
4. Italo Ferreira
5. Maxime Huscenot
6. Beyrick De Vries
7. Gonzalo Zubbizarreta
8. Ramzi Boukhiam
9. Hizonome Bettero
10. Deivid Silva
11. Mitea Hiquily
12. Jihad Khodr
13. Ryota Matsushita
14. Imanol Yeregi
15. Dimitri Ouvre
16. Yujiro Tsuji
17. Mihimana Braye
18. Vehiatua Prunier
19. Jatyr Berasaluce
20. Heremoana Luciani
21. Alcides Neto
22. Teppei Tajima
23. Yage Araujo
24. Gaspard Larsenneur
25. Ygor Arakaki
26. Piso Alcala
27. Haruyoshi Shibutani
28. Vasco Ribiero
29. Gatien Delahaye
30. Nahuel Amalfitano
31. Ariihoe Tefaafana
32. Aurelio Prieto

Honorable mentions to all the surfers from Japan!!

Image: ASP World Junior Champs Vasco Ribiero and Mahina Maeda

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